Arise, SHINE, for your light has come, and the glory of the LORD has risen upon you. For behold, darkness shall cover the earth, and thick darkness the peoples; but the LORD will arise upon you, and His glory will be seen upon you. Isaiah 60:1-2 (ESV)
BELIEVE THAT YOU ARE…
CHOSEN TO SHOWCASE CHRIST IN YOUR LIFE. JESUS IS THE HOPE OF GLORY AND SALVATION TO THIS WORLD!
You are a CHOSEN generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light. 1 Peter 2:9 (NKJV)
We now have this light SHINING in our hearts, but we ourselves are like fragile clay jars containing this great treasure. This makes it clear that our great power is from God, not from ourselves. 2 Corinthians 4:7 (NLT)
A LIGHTHOUSE - A BEACON OF HOPE!
You are the light of the world—like a city on a hilltop that cannot be hidden. No one lights a lamp and then puts it under a basket. Instead, a lamp is placed on a stand, where it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your good deeds shine out for all to see, so that everyone will praise your heavenly Father. Matthew 5:14-16 (NLT)
2. CONSECRATED - SET APART FOR THE MASTER’S USE; LIVING A LIFE OF HOLINESS!
You have been set apart as HOLY to the LORD your God, and He has chosen you from all the nations of the earth to be His own special treasure. Deuteronomy 14:2 (NLT)
3. UNCOMPROMISING - REPRESENTING CHRIST WELL BY HOW YOU LIVE!
Compromise – Accepting standards that are lower than is desirable
Do everything without complaining and arguing, so that no one can criticize you. Live clean, innocent lives as children of God, shining like bright lights in a world full of crooked and perverse people. Hold firmly to the Word of Life; then, on the day of Christ’s return, I will be proud that I did not run the race in vain and that my work was not useless. Philippians 2:14-16 (NLT)
Do you believe that you are CHOSEN by God to be His representative? Read 1 Peter 2:9 and insert your name into that scripture. What insights do you get from this scripture that you can apply to your life?
What are the opportunities that you have to be a LIGHTHOUSE to those whom you live and work with? In what ways can you let your “Good deeds SHINE out for all to see”?
How does it look like to live a Holy Life “Consecrated to God”? In what areas of your life do you need to be set apart for the “Master’s Use”?
Are there areas of compromise in your life that needs to be addressed? If so, take the time to seek God, confess your sins and repent. God desires to forgive you and to set you free!